Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A loud silence

Tomorrow, October 22nd, 2008, I am inviting you to join me in a move to
Break the Silence and support the Congo in her struggle for stability and freedom from an exploitative west. This week is Congo Week and this is a way for you to join hands to make your voice heard...through your silence.

From 11 am till 5pm, I implore you to join the CELL OUT!!!. Switch off your phones from 11 am till 5 pm in a boycott of the cell phone industry. Coltane which is used in the manufacture of cell phones and other electronic devices has been the motivating factor behind the exploitation and death of millions in the Congo. Congo has as one of its multitude of abundant resources, this mineral called Coltane.

There was a time when we did not have cell phones. You can make a difference. Join me in the CELL OUT.


Miss Definitely Maybe said...

I suppose i could join
but how would it work for those of us not in the congo?
coz say orange (UK) has 10 million customers, me switching off my phone will not really harm orange at all, hell most people switch off their phones during that time anyway coz its business hours....the only person likely to get 'hurt' is myself coz i might miss important phonecalls, emergencies that i might need to attend to etc.....now if the lod silence was aimed at the company (Colt...something) that u said has caused the sufferring in the congo then it would be more effective....but i will do my bit, can you give a bit more background info on the mobile phone company and how they caused the sufferring (jus curious)


so sorry I missed this. How are you?